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BISMARCK OF JAPAN, WHO WAS SHOT BY A KOREAN".
WELCOME TO TAFT The Deep Waterway Convention Opens with the President as licadliner. f. : ....f :t 3) s A-ja- OTHER EIG ONES ARE PRESENT f id m . 19& Vi A Hundred Thousand People Cheer When the Little Oleander Arrives Athenaeum Is Packed. To the ronr of guns from tho war ships at anchor In midstream, saluted by the deafening shrieks of sirens, the clanging of hells and tho shrill cheers of one hundred enthusiastic citizens who lined the hanks of the Mississippi, President Taft arrived at New Orleans shortly after noon Saturday, bringing to a sueresBful conclusion Ills long trip down the river from St. Louis. It was a reception well worthy of the big President r.nd that he enjoyed It was very evident. Standing on the bridge of the trim and speedy little Oleander, marked among the group of his personal en tourage by his immense size, clad In the now familiar silk hat and frock coat, he bowed and smiled happily at the enthusiasm of the throng, turning now and then to whisper to one of his party. As the salute guns of the bat tleship Mississippi ceased spitting out their noisy greeting, and while Cap tain Marshall, In command of the squadron, stood on the bridge, the Oleander rounded to and crept up to the wharf at the foot of Canal street. "Plenty of water here, Mr. Presi dent," remarked the pilot, "we have now nearly two hundred feet beneath us." A moment later the reception committee was on board and the Pres ident was escorted to the landing. . The delay In the arrival of Presi dent .Taft, which also delayed the starting of tho parade, postponed the opening session of the lakes-tothe-gulf deep waterways convention, nut as soon as President Werleln's gavel fell the prearranged program moved with celerity. Following Mayor Behr man'a address of welcome, William K. Kavanaugh, president of the water ways association, delivered his annual address. Immediately following came the appointment of committees, the address of the secretary, F. W. Saun ders, and the Introduction of resolu tions, followed by an adjournment un til the afternoon, when Mr. Taft ad dressed the convention. At the water way convention Mon day night, 6,000 delegates pledged themselves "to support no candidate for public office who will not unquali fiedly Indorse" the Jake-to-the-gulf deep-channel iwltcy. Tho resolution to this effect was adopted with a whoop. The resolutions as a whole declare that the moment has arrived for ac tual construction of the lakes-to-the-gulf waterway; that delay cannot be tolerated by the people of the valley; that the needs of tho entire nation must be considered simultaneously with the demands of the Mississippi valley, and that unless the present congress can rise to the occasion It in time to get a congress that can. BANK SHORTAGE IS GROWING. $800,000 Found to Have Been De posited in Mineral Point. The deposits in the First National Hank of Mineral Point. Wis., should have been given as $800,000 instead of $579,000. This was the statement made by R. W. Ooodhart, special bank ex aminer, who discovered tho defalca tions of Phil Allen Jr., and, on the failure of the directors to come to the rescue, closed the bank. Mr. Oood hart was on his way Monday to ap pear before the grand Jury In 1-a Crosse. It Is expected soon after his appearance before the Jury an Indict ment will be found against Allen. Mr. Goodhart's statement that there were several hundred thousand dol lars more of deposits in the bank than was given on the books was based on the discovery of bank receipts given for money deposited with Allen, and for 'hich the bank Is liable. They al ready amount to $200,000 and are still coming In. Examiner Ooodhart says the defal cation was discovered when he charg ed Allen with having two notes with, forged signature. The bunk man then admitted, eays Mr. Ooodhart, that he was a defaulter and forger, lie fore the interview ended Ooodhart had discovered. $90,000 In forged pu per that Allen admitted he says, was forged. MANY HURT IN TRAIN COLLISION Thlrt-.IK Injnrvd In Indiana When Krle Kreluht 1 1 1 1 I'mnrnirr, In a collision between a Chicago- . Douqd Immigrant train and an east bound freight at Tocsin, Ind., on the Erie Railroad, early Friday morning, iuiriy-nve immigrunis men, women and children were Injured, some of them perhaps fatally. The fireman of the freight locomotive was severely curt, but no others of the train crew Buffered. The air brakes of the freight failed to work and it plowed into the Immigrant train, which was station ary, telescoping one couch and dUch lng several others. TENEMENT FIRED; TWO DIE. fcleven Injured In KITorta to racaya from llulldlnur la Srr Turk. Two persons were killed and eleven Injured in a fire which swept through a three-story tenement at J.5th street anft Third 'avenue before daylight Thursday. Fire Chief Croker said he believed an lacendlary had set tho place ou fire. Mr. and Mis. Frederick l)letz lost ihelr lives. Several persona jeupru iruiii winuows uuu leu Il'OUl a fire t:cupe. '! " '. ',' . P -hi. r Total excavatioit M2.000.000' If you are lri'creBtcd In the Panama canal and cure to know nt a glance ust how much digging there is to bo done before the land Is divided and the world united; how much digging has been done and the relation of tho entire work to present accomplishment, you may avail yourself of the oppor tunity right here, writes H. II. Chamberlain In the Chicago Record-Herald. The progress chart tells the story graphically and has been prepared from tho latest data of the Isthmian Canal Commission by Islinm Randolph, one of the commission of engineers accompanying Mr. Taft to tiie isthmus to report on the work. The progress chart Indicates tho amount of work performed up to and Including tho last day of aSiruhI. The grand total of canal excavation performed during that mouth was 2,7.".",I7K cubic yards, which Is 88,082 cubic yards less than than the highest record, that of March of this year. It Is Interesting to note that the record was made In the month following the visit of Mi. Taft and the engineers. Of tho earth removed during August 2.702.S.'!.") cubic yards were charged to "work" excavation and 52, 34.1 to "plant." The amount removed from tho canal prism was 2,fi50,fl80 cubic yards. There were taken out by steam shovels 1,004,871, by dredges 1,0111.10!) cubic yards. "Work" excavation means excavation actually made for one of the con stituent parts of the canal, such as prism, diversions or locks that Is, It represents material taken from tho area to be occupied by the canal and constitutes excavation useful for the completed canal. ''Plant" excavation Indicates excavation outside of tiny of the constituent parts of the canal. It Includes material necessary to bo excavated for construction purpose-t only, and Is chargeable against the particular plant Item for which It Is per formed. V Since last March, when the highest record In canal digging was made. N T1IK rural districts, at least, there is no senti ment in favor of the Knglish sparrow, writes J. UurUIck In Pennsyl vania Grit. Tho farm ers would exterminate he pest without mercy. As scientists ho have studied his habits will tell you, this reatnereii nuisance is a juarrelsomo, vicious, crop destroying hlef, and tho only voices raised igalnst his extermination are those of Inexperienced sentimentalists. .rl- jus plans have been suggested by the frlonds of the farmer and horticultur ist to mitigate this nuisance, but the really practical solution of the prob lem must be crodlted to an English man long resident In America, James Hunt, of Moorestown, N. J. Mr. Hunt has known the sparrow from tho time he got Intimately ac quainted with him in England, and he has used his early acquired knowledge to bring to the war that he lias waged In Moorestown a variety f d adly machines and devices that vs well known in Europe, but have not been tried vJiere. Also he has adopted Ideas t lint havo found favor in England, where the sparrow Is, now regarded us of us great a nulsanco as ho Is here. Ono of these Ideas Is the 3r;.':.'ilzat Ion of sparrow clubs, and another Is the enlisting of all the boys In the neighborhood In the ranks of the sparrow killers. It miy bo Imagined with what zeal Im-s will enter Into such a work as this. Tho sport of bird nesting is n rru.o with the average boy, but ha nesis In fear of tho wrath of par- cut and Sunday school teacher, who rcf.'.rd tho despoiling of the home of tho fathered innocent with horror. Iiut here comes a philanthropist who not only begs the boys to rob the sparrow of his habitation and of his ATCHISON GLOBE SIOIITS. Kor.m ;rrpH 4ra always trying to make you admit tomth!ng. A s o.; ria.iy go tho Sour Way; a go..d i:i;.r;y others go the Ijizy Wuy. The (!;,- bc-t oop!e In the world l'vc f:i';lt.j, If faults we vhu,t you are looUi'ig fuj-, koine of the r.ev automobile horns are ji .' 'riu t:ie;e Isn't much choice bctv.c'.'a hearing them md bolug run ov.-r. 1 I the total for July, and 1.12.0,1 .ri9 les3 i frsj'i ing, but actually offers ,i reward for the production of the evidence of such despoiling. The plan In Moores town has been to offer tho following gifts to tho sparrow hunters: For the heads of mituro birds, per dozen 10 cents For tho bodies of nestll'iga, per dozen 8 cents For eggs, per dozen 6 cents To encourage adults to Join In tho war, prizes were offered to those de stroylng tho most birds, with an an mini supper, at which prizes wero dis tributed and speeches niatle. Ilefore such an onslaught as followed the In auguration of this campaign the Bpar- row speedily admitted defeat, and Moorestown is now almost free of the pest. Of the many devices that have been usud In the war, the most interesting Is one that Mr. Hunt calls the "clap trap." With this he says he has caught or helped to catch thousands of sparrows. The birds are caught In tho clap troo In their efforts to escape from the trapper. A dark, still night Is selected for tho work and tho net which la simply a mesh of strong twine stretched on parallel poles, Is taken to where tho birds are roosting In the Ivy covered walls of a church or in bushes. Ono of the poles Is rub bed against the place where th" birds are sleeping, the other polo being kept a foot or so away. Tho frightened birds lloclc from tho roost, tho outside polo Is clapped around so as to en close them in the net as they fly from tho roost, and the rest is a mere mut ter of putting them out of their mis cry quickly. A variation of tho pro cess la to hold tho entire net away from the roosting place and hold strong light behind it. An assistant then stirs tho birds up with a polo There Is ft w hole lot of luck In Iku e balt, and the club we want to tee win, nover hw It. Tho older wo grow, tho greater the excitement must be before it can pre vent us from rating. Tho marriage lottery la tho only lottery In which q prize may sonic timed 1 worse than a blank. When you soo the glust of a ln:in. you svo the man; the story of his death wan untrua. There are no i hotis. y, there has been h crndual decrease In the monthly total. This is explained by the canal authorities on the ground that the period of cay digging Is past and that dreilKes and steam shovels are encountering lehs earth and more ro k every day. Then, too, several comparatively nnall pieces of work have been completed and the general field of work has been narrowed. In the Culebra cut, howuver, the work Is continued on the :mf stale as here tofore nnd there Is no considerable diminution In the output, the monthly reports showing about the same totals. Compared with a year ago, tne ex cavation reports show better work thnn even the number of cubic yards Indicate, in AiifNiit. 15'iS, there were hft-two and one-hr.lf shoveU at work an l in Align;, i: i0. but forty-c!ght.-- Tho chief difference, however, Is the falling off in car service, due to the lour; haul now made by spoil trains at (latun. fourteen and one-half mlle.i beyond Tabernilla, whereas In 1008 the longr.-.t haul was to Tabernilla. lint tliero Is n'ich more in the canal zone drill mere digging. You I'now about It, of (curse, because there is scarcely a inngazhie or newspaper that has lu.t told iill about It. Hut here are sumo r.ems that may bear re piating: The canal 7n:c is; a fafe, healthful place to visit. The I'nlted States maintains hotels which are modern, comtorfablo and charge rates that are reasonable. As a matter of fact, Uncle Sam mrulo his hotel charges bo low that t he government of Panama, protected and asked him to Increase his prices, aa all of the patronage was leaving the queer republic for the canal zone. proplo who work in the canal zonV are not out of the world. It Is but !U 2 nii-les from Panama to Chicago. It Is the same distance to New Or leans. The government contributes much toward the health, comfort and social enjoyment of employes. To illustrate, It has expended $800,000 In bronze wire netting so that the idxty-two varieties of mosquito may not rtmoy the folks who wish to sit out on the front porches. It pays high wages, which ore about 40 per cent higher than those paid for the same class of work In the States. It allows n six-weeks' holiday every year on pay, and furnishes rent, light nnd fuel without cost. It provides a model hospital and sustains n staff of well-trained surgeons and nurses. It main tains a commissary department nnd controls prices to such an extent that they compare favorably with those In Chicago. Fresh eggs are quoted at 32 cents a dozen, while butter costs 38 cents a pound. Meats are supplied at Chicago market prices, and the prices of other necessities are never ex orbitant. On the pay roll of the Canal Commission are 40,000 people, of whom (l.oou are Americans. There is a weekly paper, the Canal Record, published by the commission at. Ancon, and as 250,000 visitors invade the zone every year, the people living there are In touch with the country at large all the time. Fraternal and secret societies, church organizations, social clubs, labor unions pnd athletic associations there are, and the Interest In things resides work Is as Intense as here. There are sixteen I'nlted States post offices In the canal zone. Last August, they sold 15,406 money orders, aggregating $409,481.22. Of this amount $309,540.07 was payable in the I'nlted States, $99,913.15 in the canal zone and $28 In Martinique. The fees collected amounted to $1,764.15, and the iiostal sales were $-",944, of which $3,566.40 accrued to the canal zone postal system nnd $2,377.00 to the Republic of Panama. The revenue from newspaper postage was $14.61. The police force consists of 251 men. with a pay roll of $19,292.81. In August the last report they arrested 535 persons, representing flfty-one nationalities. Of these thirty-seven were women. During the month fifty two criminal cases were tried In the circuit courts. Seventeen were dis missed, four continued, one acquitted and twenty-eight convicted. Of those convicted six were sentenced to the penitentiary and fined, eight received penitentiary sentences only, two were sentenced to Jail and fined and twelve were fired only. In one case sentence was suspended. Forty-five civil cases were tried and the sum of $2,549.41 was collected In executions. In August there were 123 convicts In the canal zone and 111 district prisoners. The prison pay rolls amounted to $1,527.83, the cost of prisoners subsistence was $892.75, a total of $2,420.58. The value of the work per formed by prisoners on zone roads amounted to $2,024.22. There were four teen violent deaths, requiring the attention of the coroner. Of these six were by accidental drowning, five by railroad accidents, one by accidental shooting and two by accidental wounds. Nine persons were deported. Taken all In all, the police record Is not serious for a population of 40,000. There are churches, schools, clubs and literary societies In the canal zone. There is a federation of women's clubs with many members. There Is a band that gives concerts In some of the towns along the railway every day. The activities along the isthmus are not so very different from those in this section of the country. anil they tly into the net. where tho light attracts them. During the present war," says Mr. Hunt, "I caught and killed 82 spar rows In half an hour by means of this useful net. They were roosting in the ivy growing around a church. At another time I caught 118 birds, on still another occasion 55, and a little later 45 more, making a total of 300 birds In three hours." Tho boys take kindly to tho clap trap method of catching tho sparrows, and soon learn how to uso the net that is adapted for daylight trapping. Twoj nets are used, about four yards long by three feet or so wide. The nets are laid on level ground with an open space of six feet between them, on which feed la spread. Experts who have carried on the war recommend patience and cunning In using the day net. To make a fine haul they say It Is necessary to keep feeding the birds and leaving the nots alone until the sparrow begins to regard the vicinity of the trap as a free lunch establishment. They will then gather In greater and greater num bers until the ground between, the nets Is almost covered with them. Then a long line is pulled and under the leverage of short rods the nets clap together too quickly for the birds to escape, and In this way as many as seven dozen sparrows can be caught at a time, with one pull of the line. Here are some additional hints giv en by Mr. Hunt, culled from his ex perience In the sparrow war: "Pol son should be used very carefully or chicken or other life may bo sacri ficed. The best plan Is to soak small wheat grains In poisoned water, and It can then be used wet or dry. Dread rrumlui or any other suitable feed may be unod, but wheat or oats are the best. Wheat or other feed may be well soaked In strong alcohol, and those who have tried this say It makes the sparrows easy victims. I have not trl"d this dodge, but mean shortly to experiment with It. "The pyramid trap Is made with straight sticks and string. The ends of the sticks cross one another and strings are made fast at tho four bot tom corner of the trap and are brought up over the ends of tho sticks and made fast at the top, twisted to gether with a short piece of stick. The top of the trap Is covered with a light pToee of board that can bo slii ped on one side to permit the arm be ing put through to catch tho cap tives. "Tho basket trap Is a deadly ono when young sparrows are about. Tho trap Is niado with fine willows. Tho bottom may be of wood or platted IF YOU WANT TO BE LOVED Don't believe all tho evils you hear. Don't jeer at anybody's religious be lief. Don't bo rude to your Inferiors In social position. Don't repeat gossip, even If U does Interest a crowd. Don't underrate anything becau.;o you don't possoBS It. Don't contradict people, cveu if you're sure you are right. BEAR FOUGHT TWO MEN. - After a chase of more than a mile, George and Cleveland McKane, father and son, who conduct a farm near Shohola, Pike County, Pa., had a des perate battle with a big brown bear and narrowly escaped with their lives. George McKane, the father, was passing through the apple orchard, when he came upon the bear feasting on tho fruit. It was of such formid able size that he decided to take no chances, but went to the farmhouse and obtained a repeating rifle. With his son he went to the attack. Catch ing Bruin unaware, he put a bullet In Its neck, but the wound was not seri ous and the animal ran away. The McKanes gave chase and at last caught up with the bear near a swamp, about a mile away. There they had practically cornered the beast, when It suddenly turned and charged upon George McKane. One sweep of his huge paw sent his weapon flying and tore away one coat sleeve and part of the flesh of tha arm. With a cry of pain the farmer reel ed, the bear still making for him. The younger McKane ran to save his fa ther, caught up the rifle, and, with hardly time to take good aim, flred, the bullet entering the bear's brain, killing it intsantly. The carcass weighed 400 pounds, and measured six feet in length. willows, and the rods form tho outside of this circular trap, the fine ends be ing turned over to form a kind of funnel towards the bottom of the tiap. Tho funnel slopes gradually, so that feed can be placed upon It and tho birds easily run up and down upon it. The end of the funnel goes near enough to the bottom of the trap to permit tho birds getting under and into the bottom of tho trap. Then they keep going round and round in sUH of the trap, seeking a way out. I have caught large numbers of young sparrows wiih this simple trap. The brick trap is a simple device, but it catches only ono bird at a time. The wholesale catching and killing la the right way to wage a war such as we have carried on so successfully here." The output of Chilean nitrate of soda Is expected to be largely In creased because of the recent disrupt ing of the combine of producers. Ono part formaldehyde to forty of water makes an excellent cleansing medium for cellars or other places from which sunlight is excluded. The latest types of electric fans turn slowlv ,'roni side to side sending ft I cooling breeze into every corner of tho room. Without a doubt this is a great Improvement over the old kind. f&h iu f.v n rsii f . 4 lit J IT r f PeiKce, Htrobxjmi Tto. , The most powerful figure In the public life of Japan nnd one of the world's greatest statesmen was Prince Hirobuml Ito, who was shot to death by a Korean at Harbin, Manchuria. He was one of tho makers of the new Japan, us surely as Bismarck was one of the builders of modern Germany, and for a period of fifty years had given his best services to his country. Honored by his Emperor and trusted and respected by the people, he was a dominating figure in the Oriental empire. Prince Ito, who was a member of the Privy Council of Japan, had gone to Harbin to hold an Important conference with the Russian Minister of Finance, M. Kokovsoff. As he stepped from the platform of the train and turned toward the Russian minister standing on the station landing a half dozen revolver shots rang out and at the second report Princo Ito staggered and fell. He died within twenty minute3. Three other officials were shot and wounded during the fusillade of bullets. The assassin made no attempt to escape, but stood awaiting arrest, together with two other Koreans. ' Prince Ito was five times Premier of Japan. The achievement with which his name had been chiefly associated in the minds of Occidentals was the framing of the Imperial constitution, by virtue of which Japan took her place for the first time In the ranking modern civilized states. As the wise and trusted adviser through which the state was placed on constitutional basis, he must be regarded as one of the positive factors which have helped Japan to assume her present standing among nations. He was GS years old. It was in 18G3 that he made his celebrated pilgrimage to England, at a time when it was against the laws of' his rountry to go abroad and the penalty for Infringement was death. Nevertheless, Inspired by patriotic feeling and a desire to learn the secret of Occidental supremacy, he under took the trip which proved so beneficial to his country later on. Prince Ito visited the United States in 1870 as a commissioner to Investigate the finan cial and banking systems. On his return to Japan he was nppolnted Vice Minister of Public Works. In 1880 he negotiated with Li Hung Chang on the Korean question and concluded the treaty which formed tho basis of Japan's Justification for her war with China in 1S!4. Later he negotiated a treaty of peace with China and nt the close of the war was made a Marquis. After the Russo-Japanese war he was Resident General in Korea, in which capacity he became the object of Jiatred of the Koreans. The assassina tion of Prince Ito has cast a gloom over Japan, and the news of the tragedy was received at Washington and in every European capital with regret. BRIDGE DROPS TEAM INTO RIVER Driving a team across the bas cule bridge at Ashland avenue In Chi cago, John Furlong was caught In the center of the structure when It was raised and escaped death in the river :li riiii..ili . SPLINTERS. Hungry poets are not satisfied with empty honors. The only way to crush an egotist Is to pay no attention to him. When ono good turn begets another we shall havo perpetual motion. The man who jumps at conclusions seldom lands where he expects to. It's easy to reason with a man fift er you have staked him to a good dinner. .V ' Yvvv ft 'A by Jumping from the wagon and cling ing to the railing of the rising bridge until he was rescued. The bridge Is of the "jack knife" style, so-called be cause in opening the structure parts' In the center and each half tilts into the air like the blades of a knife. The horses dropped through the opening thus made and wero drowned before men who went to their rescue could save them. Furlong and his team were In the exact center of the bridge when It was lifted. As the draw parted the wagon was on one side and the horses on the other. The animals fell through, breaking the traces, while the vehicle rolled back down the In cline, carrying Furlong with It. The teamster leaped, caught a girder, and held on until the bridge was lowered. i v , w XI. -.v if . v A process of butter making by elec trolytic action on cream has been pat ented by two Ohioans. The posltlv eluctrodo gathers the butter globules. T! o first c lass of Filipino physi cians educated under American rula reeenlly wa graduated from tho I'hil lppl:;e Mei'iieal School at Manil.i. Platinum, used extensively in elec trical work, is only mined lu Califor nia and Oregon in this country, the former supplying b5 per cent of the Auit'rlc&a jrud'iK't. '